Snow Tree
Cloaked in the snows of California’sSierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-oldgiant sequoia called the Presidentrises 247 feet. Two other sequoiashave wider trunks, but none has alarger crown, say the scientists whoclimbed it. The figure at top seemstaller than the other climbers becausehe’s standing forward on one of thegreat limbs.NatGeo Redwood Film
Photographer: Michael Nichols,National Geographic. Mosaic composedof 126 images.Climbing team: Jim Campbell Spickler,Giacomo Renzullo, Cameron Williams,Nolan BowmanTechnical team: Nathan Williamson;Marty Reed, Humboldt State University (HSU)Science: Steve Sillett, HSU
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Snow Tree

Cloaked in the snows of California’s
Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old
giant sequoia called the President
rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias
have wider trunks, but none has a
larger crown, say the scientists who
climbed it. The figure at top seems
taller than the other climbers because
he’s standing forward on one of the
great limbs.

NatGeo Redwood Film

Photographer: Michael Nichols,
National Geographic. Mosaic composed
of 126 images.

Climbing team: Jim Campbell Spickler,
Giacomo Renzullo, Cameron Williams,
Nolan Bowman

Technical team: Nathan Williamson;
Marty Reed, Humboldt State University (HSU)

Science: Steve Sillett, HSU

Order large-format prints of this
photo at NationalGeographicArt.com

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